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Noel Towell

Noel Towell is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Bad bosses ending public service careers

Noel Towell Why having a bad boss is not a good career move in the public service.

Public servants warned off internet sex and cheating sites after Ashley Madison hack

Noel Towell Marriage vows are one thing, but the public service Code of Conduct, that's serious.

'Better than nothing': DHS battles for hearts and minds as CPSU fights back ahead of wage poll

Government Senate leader and employment minister Eric Abetz.

Noel Towell The APS's largest department is battling to win hearts and minds. With very simple mathematics.

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New plan revealed for the Australian Public Service

Noel Towell Commission to make profound changes to the Australian Public Service

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Centrelink complaints soar 26 per cent

Centrelink's online and telephone services came in for particular criticism.

Noel Towell Real change - which depends on a new computer system - could be years away, the Ombudsman says.

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Human Services' computers keep disabled out of work

Noel Towell Disabled workers are caught in bureaucratic limbo by problematic computer systems.

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Flops at the top: what public servants really think of their bosses

There's plenty of positive thinking in the top ranks of the APSC.

Noel Towell Canberra mandarins quite pleased with themselves, survey finds. Rank-and-file not so sure.

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Public servants go thirsty as depts' budgets dry up

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Noel Towell Public servants in Canberra have been told to buy their own office tea and coffee as the Abbott Government's cutbacks start to bite.

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Fit for purpose? Parliamentary Services to get full review

Former Department of Parliamentary Services secretary Carol Mills appeared before the committee on Wednesday.

Noel Towell Troubled department to undergo full review.

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DHS wage showdown looms

Public service minister Eric Abetz faces dissent from DHS workers over a new pay deal.

Noel Towell Day of reckoning approaches for public service bosses and unions

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Five signs your public service boss thinks you're a dud

Heading for Weepy Wednesday?

Noel Towell Worried they think you're an APS dud? Here's how to tell.

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Commissioner warns public servants to get busy or get out

John Lloyd intends making the public service's slow hiring process quicker and easier and give departments more opportunities to use temps, part-timers and contractors.

Noel Towell Commissioner John Lloyd warns public servants to get busy or get out.

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Noel Towell Click 'Like' if you have what it takes to be a Canberra mandarin.

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Joe Hockey's GST jet-set: Take-off delayed for tax officials in public service

Treasurer Joe Hockey during a press conference after meeting with State and Territory Treasurers at Parliament House in Canberra on Friday 21 August 2015. Photo: Andrew Meares

Noel Towell Joe Hockey wants 'hundreds' of tax officials to travel the world visiting online retailers. But that was news to the ATO.

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Peter Costello's former chief of staff Phil Gaetjens gets job as ATO reviewer

Phil Gaetjens, a key architect of the GST while running former treasurer Peter  Costello's office

Noel Towell A key architect of the GST during time as a staffer in the Howard Government to front 'functional' review of ATO.

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Taxpayers pay over 'brutal campaign of bullying' by CSIRO


Noel Towell  Research scientist Moetaz Attalla says he was told to "go and have your heart attack at another conference" after his relationship with his boss turned sour.

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Senate to investigate Defence's APS workforce

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Noel Towell The Defence Department will be forced to front a Senate committee to explain its approach to its scientific and engineering workforce.

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Parliamentary committee hears Centrelink is moving clients away from its offices

DHS has been unapologetic for its effort to push clients onto the MyGov portal to conduct Centrelink business.

Noel Towell Public servants are chasing clients away from Centrelink offices, Parliament is told.

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$52,000 per public servant, the price of a department's 'integration'

ACT Senator Katy Gallagher says it is ironic that hundred of millions of dollars are being spent on Border Force while the people who work there are facing pay cuts.

Noel Towell Merger comes with $711 million price tag while public servants face pay cuts. 

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New pay offer for Finance public servants no longer requires longer hours

Jane Halton.

Noel Towell New pay offer to Finance public servants no longer includes requirement of extra hours.

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